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Dianda Seeks Land Acquisition By DNR

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda has introduced a resolution urging the DNR acquisition of land surrounding the Douglass Houghton Falls in the Keweenaw Peninsula. The Calumet Democrat says county officials recently found significant public support for the acquisition while updating their recreation plan. The falls are […]

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Dru Milliron Out As Gwinn Superintendent

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Gwinn Area Community Schools are looking for a new superintendent. At the last meeting of the Gwinn school board, it was decided to not continue the contract of superintendent Dru Milliron effective June 30th. Milliron was hired to the post last July. He came to Gwinn […]

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Delta County Police Report Stolen Vehicle Arrest

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Gladstone Public Safety arrested a 16 year-old suspect yesterday for allegedly stealing a car and then crashing it later. Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle around 5:00 p.m. on the 800 block of Delta Avenue. While investigating that complaint, officers were notified of a […]

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Dan Benishek Calls For Soo Lock Study Info

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek says the Army Corps of Engineers must prioritize replacing the Soo Locks before maintenance issues interrupt commerce. Benishek has joined a bipartisan, bicameral effort encouraging the Army Corps to publicly release new information related to the locks. According to Benishek, the Army Corps […]

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YMCA Of Marquette County Getting Set For Spring

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – As the seasons begin to change, the Marquette County Y is getting ready for the start of the spring and summer programs. Matt Deal with the Marquette County Y stopped in at the SUNNY Studios for a “Y Wednesday” update and shared information about activities in the […]

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NMU Event Set To Foster And Develop Women Seeking Graduate Degrees

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Women, Leadership, Inquiry, Action, or WLIA, is a new Northern Michigan University initiative that will present “Conversations about Graduate School” at NMU. Event coordinator Heather Pickett joined The SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to encourage all interested women to attend the session. Pickett, who […]

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Duo Sentenced To Prison For Home Invasion

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two men convicted in connection to a pair of home invasions in the Marquette area were sentenced to prison yesterday. 25-year-old Jonathan Roy and 25-year-old Kyler Arrieta, both of Marquette, were each sentenced in Marquette County Circuit Court to 15 to 30 years in prison for one […]

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Driver Cited In Logging Truck Accident

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police from the from the Negaunee Post say a logging truck went off US-41 early this morning in Marquette Township near a local car dealership. The accident happened around 4:45 a.m. when an eastbound semi-truck log hauler, driven by 18-year-old Kassie Metcalf of Newberry, left the […]

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Death Of Inmate Under Investigation

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  The investigation is continuing into the death of an inmate at the Houghton County Jail. Reports say the 38-year-old male inmate was taken by ambulance to UP Health System – Portage on Saturday, due to an unknown medical emergency. The inmate was then transferred to UP Health […]

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DNR Reports Decline In Moose Population

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources says the moose population in the state is declining. According to the DNR 2015 moose population survey, 323 of the animals in the western Upper Peninsula, down from 451 in 2013. From 1997 to 2007, surveys of prime moose areas in Baraga, […]

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